Originally Posted by jimmyeth
..... but I know my parents would be weird with that. I cant just tell them I am meeting up with someone ive met online because well, they will be all paranoid about it and most likely will not let me go....
LMAO, I wonder why you would think that ?
OK... sorry for mocking you but I'm actually not opposed to you doing what you are planning. Everybody can tell you what's best for you, but there is no disputing history once the event actually takes place...for better and for worse.
Assuming that you'll work through the passport and the money part, the easiest way is to joint a tour group and just travel as a tourist. That way all the arrangements are mostly included and it will save you time in researching and handling all those things. This is the actually the easy part.
Now the hard part. You'll still be a minor so you'll need to work on either having an adult companion or getting consent from your parents. You'll have to do most of the thinking on this issue. The easiest way is to "buy" your way through it, i.e. offer to pay part of the way for your selected faithful "chaperone"
What the heck, if nothing else comes out of the trip, at least you would have gain some travel experience and visited NY.